I've seen vintage Pyrex brand cloth filters on eBay. So that may be what your brewer used originally. Paper filters are definitely more of a recent development. Vintage brewers tend to use cloth or glass. Some vintage metal disk filters are out there. However, contemporary metal mesh filters are probably better at reducing silt in the cup. There are also some more unique proprietary filter methods.
While there are undoubtedly exceptions to the rule, vacuum coffee maker filters are often interchangeable. If so, it's really all about what you prefer in the cup. If you are a french press drinker, try glass or metal filters which will result in a cup with more body. If you prefer paper filtered coffee, pick up paper filters and a carrier. The selling point of glass is that other filter methods may impart some taste to the coffee.
It's not uncommon to see paper filters used for siphon brewing at commercial shops, mostly because the cleanup is relatively easier than cloth or metal. Clean up is actually easiest with glass, while cloth filters are the most work to keep clean.
Thak you Well. disaster struck. I mickey moused a sort of filter and was entertained by the whole process Unfortunately, while trying to extricate the top part from the bottom part, the bottom part shattered So my questions I`d like to ask if I may are
Where am i likely to get a bottom half that fits? Any ideas, please?
If I`m fortunate enough to find one, what is the correct procedure for removing the top half without shattering the bottom half? Is it just a question of letting the apparatus cool sufficiently? Thanks very much Tim
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